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Army orders ruggedized tablets

Dec. 10, 2012 at 1:43 AM

AUSTIN, Texas, Dec. 10 (UPI) -- More than 900 rugged Windows tablets have been ordered from Xplore Technologies Corp. by the U.S. Army.

Xplore Technologies said its iX104C5M will be delivered to the service "over the next several months" but gave no monetary value for the order.

"We are extremely pleased to announce receipt of the largest single military order in our history," said Philip S. Sassower, Xplore's chairman and chief executive officer. "We believe the value proposition of our rugged tablet computer should make it the device of choice for military field applications.

"We believe that this purchase order is an initial indication of our potential in the military sector."

Xplore said it expects the military to order several thousand more of its rugged tablets.

"We believe Xplore's ultra-rugged tablet solution is gaining traction in military applications in the U.S. and other countries by delivering on our promise of value, performance and reliability," said Xplore President and Chief Operating Officer Mark Holleran. "We further believe the iX104C5M is the best tablet for use in military deployments -- whether supporting special operations, managing workflows on the flight line or delivering real-time data to mobile field units."

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